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Forum: Football Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:18pm
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By ajmc
Only 2 possible answers; 1: the covering official...

Only 2 possible answers; 1: the covering official DID NOT see what you believe you saw, or 2: He DID SEE what you were looking at and reached a different conclusion.

Either way, it's not likely...
Forum: Football Sun Nov 03, 2019, 07:33pm
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By ajmc
In situations like that, you would usually be far...

In situations like that, you would usually be far better off referencing NFHS 3-5-11 and questioning clarification, in a civil tone (albeit risking a possible charged T/O) than berating or arguing...
Forum: Football Sat Nov 02, 2019, 11:20pm
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By ajmc
[QUOTE=chapmaja;1035115]I heard this from a...

[QUOTE=chapmaja;1035115]I heard this from a friend of mine. Was this correct? The friend is the coach of team A an insists the enforcement was not correct.

If you really want to give your friend...
Forum: Football Mon Oct 14, 2019, 11:17am
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By ajmc
Apologies to the "dead horse" we're beating....

Apologies to the "dead horse" we're beating. Isn't language (words) supposed to explain a rule, rather than trying to adjust the meaning of the rule to fit differences of opinion about the propriety...
Forum: Football Sun Oct 13, 2019, 10:14pm
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By ajmc
Is there room for one more angel on the head of...

Is there room for one more angel on the head of that pin?

NFHS 10-6 explains the "All-but-one" PRINCIPLE. In essence, explains the EXCEPTION "of a foul by the offense which occurs BEHIND the...
Forum: Football Sun Oct 13, 2019, 01:27pm
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By ajmc
NFHS 10-4-1 defines "Basic Spot"; "If a foul...

NFHS 10-4-1 defines "Basic Spot"; "If a foul occurs during a down, the basic spot is determined by the action that occurs during the down." Which sounds like it may refer to multiple "spots".
...
Forum: Football Sat Oct 12, 2019, 11:42pm
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By ajmc
Why do you think it's wrong? Illegal Touching...

Why do you think it's wrong? Illegal Touching involves a pass, which is a loose ball and NFHS 10-4-2b identifies the "basic spot" for such an occurrence as the "previous spot.
Forum: Football Mon Sep 23, 2019, 06:53pm
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By ajmc
Oops! (Nevermind)

Oops! (Nevermind)
Forum: Football Mon Sep 23, 2019, 03:47pm
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By ajmc
NFHS: 10-2-1: "t is a double foul if both teams...

NFHS: 10-2-1: "t is a double foul if both teams commit fouls, other than nonplayer or USC, during the same live ball period. See a-c for details.... In a, b & c the penalties cancel and the down is...
Forum: Football Mon Sep 23, 2019, 09:15am
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By ajmc
Dead is dead, but before you can be dead, you...

Dead is dead, but before you can be dead, you have to have been alive. The music never ends for those angels dancing on pinheads, but for those learning when to stop listening life is a lot simpler.
Forum: Football Sun Sep 22, 2019, 11:05pm
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By ajmc
NFHS; 2-35 advises, "RFP signifies that the ball...

NFHS; 2-35 advises, "RFP signifies that the ball may be put in play by a snap or free kick......, so once the ball is snapped or free kicked (after an RFP) the ball is "live"
Forum: Football Mon Sep 16, 2019, 03:40pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,010
Posted By ajmc
I was under the impression "Juvenile Records" are...

I was under the impression "Juvenile Records" are usually sealed, and are NOT carried forward into the adult world. However actions such as this SHOULD INCLUDE consequences designed to discourage...
Forum: Football Sun Sep 15, 2019, 02:50pm
Replies: 88
Views: 2,462
Posted By ajmc
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Forum: Football Sun Sep 15, 2019, 09:19am
Replies: 88
Views: 2,462
Posted By ajmc
Unfortunately, "watching" doesn't guarantee...

Unfortunately, "watching" doesn't guarantee "seeing". There are inescapable factors unique to EACH game site:

Lighting: (Some a lot better than others).
Height of the "PressBox": (Higher is...
Forum: Football Sun Sep 15, 2019, 09:16am
Replies: 88
Views: 2,462
Posted By ajmc
Unfortunately, "watching" doesn't guarantee...

Unfortunately, "watching" doesn't guarantee "seeing". There are inescapable factors unique to EACH game site:

Lighting: (Some a lot better than others).
Height of the "PressBox": (Higher is...
Forum: Football Sun Sep 15, 2019, 09:07am
Replies: 88
Views: 2,462
Posted By ajmc
Unfortunately, "watching" doesn't guarantee...

Unfortunately, "watching" doesn't guarantee "seeing". There are inescapable factors unique to EACH game site: including,

Lighting: (Some a lot better than others).
Height of the "PressBox":...
Forum: Football Sat Sep 14, 2019, 10:43am
Replies: 88
Views: 2,462
Posted By ajmc
Good idea, if ever there was a situation...

Good idea, if ever there was a situation perfectly fitting the advice, "One size NEVER fits all", it's a football game, especially considering the enormous span in the maturity, experience, skill,...
Forum: Football Thu Sep 12, 2019, 07:10am
Replies: 88
Views: 2,462
Posted By ajmc
Didn't mean to apply "mirroring" someone else's...

Didn't mean to apply "mirroring" someone else's signals is appropriate, It's generally not, with the exception of STOPPING play. That 1st whistle ENDS the play EVERYWHERE, right, wrong or...
Forum: Football Wed Sep 11, 2019, 02:40pm
Replies: 88
Views: 2,462
Posted By ajmc
[/QUOTE] I'm surprised, that may be related...

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I'm surprised, that may be related to which version of Rome you happen to work in. EACH/ALL the locations I've worked in (6) recommended 3 swipes for a TO signal and wanted ALL the field...
Forum: Football Tue Sep 10, 2019, 03:59pm
Replies: 88
Views: 2,462
Posted By ajmc
Not exactly, but since you asked. The biggest...

Not exactly, but since you asked. The biggest obstacle to consistent Clock operation is....Distractions, which there is an unending, imaginative supply of. Like any other Officiating duty, focus is...
Forum: Football Tue Sep 10, 2019, 08:31am
Replies: 88
Views: 2,462
Posted By ajmc
Sorry, my question apparently wasn't clear. I...

Sorry, my question apparently wasn't clear. I was simply wondering why, when the actual 25 second RFP is declared, it's recommended to be done silently. For generations, the notice included both a...
Forum: Football Mon Sep 09, 2019, 09:01am
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By ajmc
Perhaps NFHS considers this a teaching...

Perhaps NFHS considers this a teaching opportunity, to hopefully reduce/eliminate recurrence at higher levels.
Forum: Football Mon Sep 09, 2019, 08:58am
Replies: 88
Views: 2,462
Posted By ajmc
Not really a big deal, either way, but....The...

Not really a big deal, either way, but....The Referee, blowing his whistle to announce the RFP (so that everyone, even those not specifically looking at him, understood the RFP was declared) worked...
Forum: Football Sun Sep 08, 2019, 10:58pm
Replies: 88
Views: 2,462
Posted By ajmc
NFHS 3-4-2 The game clock shall start with the...

NFHS 3-4-2 The game clock shall start with the RFP on a down beginning with a snap if the game clock was stopped for any reason other than specified in 3-4-3 or an untimed down:
a. For an official's...
Forum: Football Wed Sep 04, 2019, 01:46pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,010
Posted By ajmc
To be effective, Consequences resulting from...

To be effective, Consequences resulting from inappropriate behavior should be appropriate to the behavior and harsh enough to deter repetition by the culprit, or anyone considering similar behavior,...
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